shēn to extend; to state; to explain

Made up of [ tián field radical 102]

Note

Originally a picture of a bolt of lightning but became a 'field' with an extended central line - hence concept of 'extend'

Related characters


Using tián : nán (male) léi (thunder) māo (cat) lǐ (inside) mǔ (area) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) jiǎ (first in list) lèi (tired) huà (to draw) sī (to think) dài (to respect)

Sounds same

shēn (body)

Different tone

shén (god) shén (what)

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stroke order for 申
Stroke order for character 申, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
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